CRS PAID Internship (7th/8th Grade)
7th and 8th grade students can earn money through our PAID internship program while strengthening their resume and connection to the Jewish community! Students attend 4 meetings throughout the year and complete 25 hours of hands-on work in one of the departments at CRS through one/two-hour-per-week sessions. This work teaches students about networking and leadership skills that are essential for their future success.
Tikkun Orleans Service Trip to NOLA (8th Grade)
We are excited to run our annual Tikkun Orleans Service Trip to NOLA for our 8th graders from March 9th-12th, 2023.
Click here to register for the NOLA trip.
Confirmation Program & Berlin Trip (10th Grade)
Confirmation is the next major milestone in Jewish life after B’nai Mitzvah. Working with our clergy, you will experience a year of exploration where you will wrestle with some of life’s big questions, such as “Who am I? Where do I fit in? What do I stand for?” Discover your own answers as you experience eye opening study sessions and a trip to Berlin, the birthplace of Reform Judaism and Rodeph Sholom’s roots. We are hopeful that we’ll be able to run our annual Berlin Trip (or to an alternative location if Berlin isn’t possible.) Your year culminates at the Friday night Confirmation service and celebration.
Madrichim Program (School Assistants) (8th–12th Grade)
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays from 4:00-6:00pm. 8th – 12th graders have an opportunity to build community by helping in the Adventures and Discoveries programs (Pre-K – 6th grade). The program is a perfect way to contribute to CRS, allowing our teens to act as Jewish role models and leaders for our younger youth community. Teens may choose to receive compensation or community service hours for their participation in the program.
Gotham BBYO Chapter (8th–12th Grade)
Affiliated with the international movement, our chapter is one of the best places to meet other 8th – 12th grade Jewish teens at CRS. Our group meets every Tuesday from 6:30-8:00PM and offers a diverse array of activities ranging from social nights to community service projects. BBYO also hosts a number of regional events that take place regularly throughout the year including leadership development workshops, dances, community service days, sports events, and weekend-long conventions.
Click here to join. When completing this registration form, please be sure to select ‘CRS BBYO’ in the Chapter Preference category.
Tzelem NYC : Trans, Non-Binary & Gender Questioning Teen Group (8th–12th Grade)
High School is a challenging time in any teen’s life but it can be even harder for a teen questioning their gender identity and seeking peers to relate to. That’s why we’ve partnered with Moving Traditions and a number of area synagogues to provide this small group, safe, monthly experience with similar minded peers. Your teen will build confidence and strengthen connections with other teens and the broader Jewish community as they continue their own gender journey. Students will have the opportunity to form new friendships, express their fears, self-doubts and struggles, find reassurance and strength from their peers and connect with a young adult mentor who’s been through it all themselves too. Meets once a month.
Mitzvah Makers (M&Ms) (8th–12th Grade)
The Mitzvah Makers are a new social action group focused on service and advocacy. Students have the option of being a part of planning and organizing events and initiatives or simply attending volunteer events. We already have many projects in the works. Check out our calendar below.
Program-specific sign-up forms will be released following registration in the coming weeks.
Tikkun Orleans NOLA trip (8th Grade)
March 12–March 15, 2020
8th Graders have the opportunity to take a service learning adventure with us to New Orleans in order to help repair the world, explore the Jewish culture of the South and tour one of the coolest cities in the world! Of course there will be jazz, beignets, and gators too!
RAC (9th–12th Grade)
January 24th–January 27th, 2020
CRS teens along with Rabbi Karol will be visiting the Religious Action Center for their L’taken Seminar, an initiative designed to teach teens all about social justice and legislative activity at the heart of where it all happens—Washington, D.C. Teens will discuss issues that are important to them, learn how to lobby for those issues, and have an opportunity to actually go to Capitol Hill and meet with our congressmen and women.
Berlin Trip (10th Grade)
February 13th–February 18th, 2020
There are few cities quite as evocative for modern Jews as Berlin—the city of the Enlightenment which helped give birth to Reform Judaism and the city of emancipation where Jews confidently rose to meet the challenge of life in the modern world. It is an energetic city that demonstrates the high points of integration and success, as well as the low points of persecution and destruction. Rabbi Greg Weitzman will lead you through encounters with people and places that will have you explore who you are as we visit the birthplace of Reform Judaism and Rodeph Sholom’s roots. Enrollment in the Confirmation program is required to be part of this trip.
Synagogue membership required for all programs except BBYO. Learn more about belonging to Rodeph Sholom.
If you are curious about Teen programming but not yet ready to register, we would love to speak with you.
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